Fall Fashion with DownEast Basics Review & Giveaway


I don’t know about you, but I just love fall.  It is absolutely my favorite time of year.  I love the look, the feel, and the smell of autumn.  Normally the weather is crisp and cool, I say normally because this week we are having unusually high temperatures.  80 degrees in October!  I’ve been over summer for at least three months.  Can you tell I’m not a real fan of summer?

While this week may be warm, I know cool, crisp weather is eminent.  I love being cozy inside the house with a light rain outside.  I can imagine curling up with a cup of hot tea and a good book.  Mind you, this isn’t my reality, but a girl can dream!  My life does include running around with three rambunctious boys in the leaves under one of our many trees.  And it also includes visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards.  There is so much to do and see in the fall.

Why not look good yourself while taking in all the splendor of the season?  DownEast Basics has some lovely new items in their fall line.  Here are some of my favorites!

Royalty Top

Long Lines Dress

Beauty Blazer

I recently picked out the Bookstore Cardi -$38.99.  Anyone who knows me might think I picked out this sweater merely based on the name.  Doesn’t a Bookstore Cardi sound delightful? This is what it looks like in golden apricot.

Here I am in my cardi, however notice that I chose the color- bracken which is medium brown

Doesn’t it look great?  I love it!

I have three main things I love about this cardigan.

  • My favorite aspect is the pull belt around the middle.  This is a great way to add shape to a cardigan.  Rather than looking frumpy, this cardigan brings out your curves by allowing you to control your waist line.
  • I also love the weight.  I tend to run on the warm side.  This cardigan allows me to wear a sweater without obscene sweating.
  • The bottom cut is angled making it longer in the rear.  Love it!  I wish more shirts and sweaters were this way.  There is nothing worse than a shirt that is too short in the back, when you bend over.  This cardi is the perfect length!

My only complaint?  I wish, wish, wish there were more colors to choose from.  DownEast Basics primarily makes styles in two colors.  This cardi is available in golden apricot and bracken.  I would love to see black (most of my wardrobe is black) or a dark green.   Wishful thinking, I guess.

Through October 16, DownEast Basics is running its annual LIVE for Pink donation event – read the inspiring stories of DownEast’s special LIVE for Pink photo shoot with everyday women impacted by breast cancer, and more info on the campaign here.

DownEast Basics is donating 50% of all proceeds from the limited edition LIVE for Pink tee series (up to $25K!) to our LIVE for Pink breast cancer awareness efforts charity – Needs Beyond Medicine.

One lucky Mama Report reader will win their choice from the new fall line at DownEast Basics!  Check out the selection here.


I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.



  1. Ann Fudge Cluck says

    Slouchy Sparkle top!!!

  2. valerie mabrey says

    Boyfriend Blazer is pretty
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  3. I love the Rose Trio Dress 🙂

  4. I like the Boyfriend Blaze

  5. christyn mckenna says

    I love the Slouchy Sparkle Top!

  6. Lauren Garrett says

    I love the academy jacket! How nice!!!

  7. I like the elegance cardi!

  8. Love the Long Lines Dress
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  9. Tari Lawson says

    I like the Elegance Cardi.

  10. Academy coat that is coming soon

  11. These clothes look awesome – and affordable. Rare…

  12. I love the rose trio dress

  13. Adrienne Gordon says

    I like the Tea Party Skirt

  14. I like the Boyfriend Blazer

  15. The Tea Party skirt and the Long Lines dress are gorgeous!

  16. I really like the Arabesque skirt.

  17. I LOVE the Beauty Blazer!

  18. Ada Miller says

    I am really liking the Royalty Top

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  19. Matt Ferrell says

    I like the Boyfriend Blazer.

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  20. Wild Side Burn Out Tee

  21. LOVE the slouchy sparkle top in white! perfect for new years or christmas!

  22. I like the Curio Skirt

  23. I am leaning towards the It’s a Date Cardi.

  24. sarah shult says

    I like the Stunning Sight Dress

  25. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I liked the Royalty Top sweater.

  26. I always look to down east for my denim!

  27. Tiffany Kinney says

    i like the twisted cardi.

  28. Leigh Owens says

    I love the Curio Skirt. Very elegant.

  29. I love the It’s a Date Cardi

  30. Jennifer Meyer says

    Love the Boyfriend Blazer

  31. Karen Fields says

    I love the Sculpture Tee!


  32. I think my favorite is the rose trio dress.

  33. Elegance cardigan

  34. I love the beauty blazer

  35. Love the Royalty top. Sooo pretty!

  36. I really like the boyfriend blazer.

  37. Sarah Hull says

    I love the Boyfriend Blazer! It’s just what I’ve been looking for to dress up some tees.

  38. i like the elegance cardi!

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  39. Pauline Milner says

    From Down East Basics Fall Collection, I love the WIld Side Burn Out Tee in Grey.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline (dod@rogers.com)

  40. Melora Brock says

    I really fancied the academy coat, it looks so cool!

  41. I love the It’s a Date Cardi.

  42. Carrie Phelps says

    I love the Bookstore Cardi.

  43. I like the Free Spirit Dress

  44. I want the one you are wearing! Super cute cardigan.

  45. I like the Curio Skirt

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  46. Megan McGowan Parsons says

    I love the Stunning Sight Dress

  47. I like the Island Girl Maxi

  48. I love the inner city skirt

  49. Janel Myers says

    My favorite is also the Bookstore Cardi in the same color–bracken!

  50. The Long Lines Dress is AMAZING!!! I don’t know which color I would pick though! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  51. My favorite item is the Bookstore Cardi.

  52. I like the Long Lines Dress.

  53. I love the Elegance Cardi in picante


  54. Slouchy Sparkle Top!

  55. Stunning Sight Dress

  56. Katherine Persons says
  57. I like the elegence cardi. Thank you

  58. I like the open shawl cardigan
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  59. i like the Long Lines Dress!!

  60. i like the Wild Side Burn Out Tee

  61. Pamela James says

    I like the academy coat.

  62. The Long Lines Dress is my favorite! I love it!

  63. I love the elegance cardi!
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  64. My favorite is the Boyfriend Blazer!

  65. ♡♥♬ Louis ♡♥♬ says

    I love the Slouchy Sparkle Top

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  66. love the Bookstore Cardi

  67. Bridget Hopper says

    My favorite item from the fall collection is the Double Take Jean

  68. the rose trio dress in black is so pretty!

  69. The inner city skirt is so beautiful!

  70. Priscilla Benavides says

    I love the Beauty Blazer.

  71. i like the Rosy Cheeks Skirt

  72. Terri Martin says

    I like the Hankerchief cardi, so cute.

  73. I love the Slouchy Sparkle Top!!

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  74. jocelyn milewski says

    love the booksotre cardi! LOVE IT!

  75. I like the elegance cardi.

  76. Monique Bon says

    My favorite item is the NEW Bling Boot Fit Jean (:

  77. Slouchy sparkle top

  78. i would love the long lines dress for my mom and for me the cardi or the royalty top 🙂 they are lovelyª

  79. tea party skirt
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  80. Bonnye Sensenig says

    My favorite is the Miss Maxi Dress

  81. I like the Royalty Top.

  82. i like Every Angle Skirt

  83. Amanda Leach says

    I love the Frazzle Flower Tee!

  84. I love the Layered Lace Tunic in Cream Pink.
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  85. Becky Grayson says

    I really love the Bookstore Cardi. I live where we have very little really cold days and all we really is need is something just like this to keep warm. I love the golden apricot color. Really pretty.

  86. I love the Royalty Top!

  87. i love the elegance cardi!

  88. like the Rose Trio Dress

  89. I like the Long Lines Dress – (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  90. I really liked the bookstore cardi! In bracken!

  91. I liked the twisted cardi.

  92. Rock Star Boot Jean

  93. I love the Increased Beauty Cardi.

  94. like the half sleeve shirt

  95. Cheryl Lynne says

    I really like the Royalty Top.

  96. I like the Roundabout Cardi in ginger spice

  97. I like the doubletake jeans.

  98. I like the rose trio dress

  99. Long line dress for me!

  100. Hannah Avery says

    The Tea Party skirt, and the Every Angle skirt are about tied!

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  101. I adore the Debut Skirt in picante


  102. I like the NEW Bling Boot Fit Jean

  103. caitlyn collins says

    Love Bling Boot Fit Jean!

  104. Bookstore Cardi is my fav.

  105. I like the Elegance Cardi.

  106. Teri Patrick says

    Elegance Cardi in cream tan would be my pick

  107. I like the Curio Skirt!

  108. kindra baron says

    I’d have to say either the ‘it’s a date card’ or the ‘bookstore card’ are my favorites!


  109. I like the Rock Star Boot Jeans

  110. love the hankerchief cardi!

  111. I like the “elegance cardi”, maybe with the “hot to trot” denim skirt!

  112. Jennifer Odom says

    I liked the rose trio dress, in black.

  113. I love the “it’s a date” and “bookstore” cardi’s. LOVE them!

  114. Love the Twisted Cardi

  115. I love the Debut Skirt!

  116. I love the Long Lines dress

  117. I like the Academy Coat.

  118. Joy Shepard says

    I love the academy coat (:

  119. I like the Outback Tee.

  120. I really love the It’s a Date Cardi!

  121. Michelle Hagewood says

    Love the Bling Boot Fit Jeans

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  122. Tracey Byram says

    I like the Royalty Top and the It´s A Date Cardi.

  123. Rebecca Peters says

    I like the NEW Rock Star Boot Jean

  124. My favorite is the new rock star boot jean

  125. I think I like the boyfriend blazer!

  126. I like the Recorder Skirt in almondine.

  127. I would like the Bling Boot Fit Jean

  128. Kortney Picker says

    I love the Time of My Life Dress, it is soooo cute!

  129. I love the Rose Trio Dress.

  130. I love the Stunning Sight Dress!


  131. grace aspinwall says

    boyfriend blazer!

  132. I love the It’s a Date Cardi.

  133. susan smoaks says

    i like the wanna have fun dress

  134. I really like the Slouchy Sparkle Top!

  135. I like the Classic Cardi.

  136. Vicki Barnes says

    The long lines dress is gorgeous

  137. My favorite is the Rock Star Boot Jeans.

  138. Taryn Cain says

    I love the Double Take jeans

  139. I like the NEW Double Take Jean

  140. Anastacia Grace says

    I love the Knot Alone Cardi and also the Artwork Top. So much beautiful clothing!

  141. I like the Bookstore Cardi

  142. The Bling Bootcut Jeans look really cute, I love the fun bling on the back pockets

  143. i love the Every Angle Skirt

  144. i love the Slouchy Sparkle Top

  145. Brittney House says

    I like the frazzle flower tee!

  146. i love the elengance cardi in picante!

  147. I love the Double Take Jean!

  148. Kerrie Mayans says

    I like the bling fook fit jeans.


  149. Rock Star Boot Jean

  150. I love the Boyfriend Blazer

  151. I love the Long Lines dress!

  152. I like the Curio skirt!

  153. Rock Star Boot Jean

  154. I love their “It’s A Date” cardigan! ~thanks~

  155. Slouchy Sparkle Top is perfect!

  156. I love the Rose Trio dress and the Santa Monica Maxi Dress!

  157. I really love the Rose Trio Dress, and this is one of my very favorite stores too. I love the t-shirts and tanks they always carry in diff sleeve lengths.

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